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Tudor Griffiths helps Jack take up charity rally challenge

Staff from builders merchant group Tudor Griffiths Group, in Ellesmere have given up their free time to help a colleague prepare for a mammoth charity rally challenge. Jack Thomas, a member of the building maintenance team, will be taking part in the Banger Bust Up Rally in aid of Cancer …

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BMF relaunches industry recruitment website

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched Building Materials Careers, a new, improved website to encourage more people to join the building materials sector by highlighting the wide range of careers available both in merchant and supplier businesses. The relaunch follows research with members, which revealed that the industry wants to …

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Huws Gray buys another in Yorkshire

Independent  builders’ merchants Huws Gray has moved into east Yorkshire for the first time, with the acquisition of K.F. Supplies (Market Weighton), located between Hull and York. K.F. Supplies are a well-established builders’ merchants with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Founding director Jean Freeman said: “It was important to …

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New Construction Minister must make licensing his mission, says FMB

The new Construction Minister, Andrew Stephenson MP, should make it his mission to raise quality and standards in the construction industry through mandatory licensing, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “I warmly welcome Andrew Stephenson into his new role and …

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BMF hosts European merchant trip to share best practice 

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) led a fact-finding visit for its counterpart trade bodies in Belgium, Spain, Portugal and several merchants from the Iberian peninsula as part of an initiative to promote wider understanding and best practice between builders merchants across Europe during BMF CEO, John Newcomb’s term as President …

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Selco Helping Students Cement Future

The next generation of tradespeople in Milton Keynes are laying the foundations for their future careers – thanks to a helping hand from a leading builders merchant. Milton Keynes College has linked up with the city’s Selco Builders Warehouse branch to ensure its students taking the Level 2 Bricklaying Course …

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Yale sponsors Smart Home Week 2019

Yale has announced that it is joining a host of major brands in sponsorship of Smart Home Week 2019 – an initiative showcasing the best in smart home technology. Taking place between 20th-26th May, Smart Home Week will use live events and social media broadcasts to spread the benefits of …

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WCoBM recognises industry achievements at City & Awards luncheon

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) hosted its annual City & Awards luncheon this year at Grocers’ Hall in London. N early 150 members and guests came together to celebrate the achievements of individuals in the industry and within organisations the Company supports in training and education through its …

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Ronseal offers the chance to be at the heart of the rugby action

Ronseal, proud sponsors of the Rugby Football League, are giving away hundreds of great rugby prizes in a massive competition to celebrate Great Britain Rugby League’s tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The top prize is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New Zealand to see the Great Britain Rugby …

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BMF launches the BMF Learning Academy for accredited training

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced plans to further professionalise training within the building materials supply sector with the launch of its own training brand, the BMF Learning Academy. The BMF Learning Academy will help to build a talent pool for the building materials supply industry and enable individuals to …

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